Reading three Connelle books virtually back-to-back is amazing. I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would. I did take a break after the first two but then dug right into the third, The Drop. I did
this so I could catch up with the series.
I discovered that Connelly has a “formula” of sorts. He gets two stories going at once. They’re not related but Bosch gets quite harried taking care of both issues (plus private life). The first story gets started and then a second one interrupts the first and he has to solve that crime before he can get back to work on the next. It does lend a certain continuity to the book, in a way, I suppose. Sometimes it feels a bit anti-climactic.
In The Drop Bosch is working cold cases and making some headway on one about the murder of a young woman on whom the blood of an 8 year-old is found. But suddenly word comes down that the son of an old chief/new councilman has either committed suicide or been murdered. First things first – get the case of the councilman’s son taken care of – come hell or high water (in usual Bosch style) and then to work on the old murder. I still like the books even if he is an arrogant sob.